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Our goal as actors is to create another living, breathing human being and respond to specific circumstances in the moment. The Core is an 8-week acting intensive that vigorously investigates acting theory and technique and then applies that technique to individual, solo work and partnered scenes.
The Core is:
The Core gives you a solid technique – a foundation – a process – which then allows you to be present and then to play. The technique in the Core is based on Uta Hagen’s work, which is derived from human behavior and observation.
Script Analysis includes mining the text, asking the right questions and how specificity vs generality can deepen your work.
Rehearsal tactics and best practices include physical destination vs. blocking, using action verbs - the key to flexible, directable actors, and finding and playing the objective, which is imperative to active, conflicted scenes. Plus, it includes active listening and moment to moment work with your partner.
Character development includes how bio, backstory, and inner objects help you find the role in you.
By understanding and applying these techniques, actors will leave the Core with a solid foundation, ready for the next step in their individual acting journeys.
Students will work individually and will be partnered up; work and reading outside the class is required. The intensive class is the pre-requisite for entry into the Scene Study classes.
24 HOURS OF CLASS!
3-hour class once a week for 8 weeks.
Maximum 12 students.
THIS CLASS IS OFFERED TWO-THREE TIMES A YEAR, typically on Wednesday nights.
Required: Uta Hagen’s A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR. (Read Pages 1-50 prior to first class).
Optional: Richard Boleslavsky’s ACTING: THE FIRST SIX LESSONS.
Optional: Carol Rosenfeld’s ACTING AND LIVING IN DISCOVERY- A WORKBOOK FOR THE ACTOR
Optional: Howard Fine’s FINE ON ACTING: A VISION FOR THE CRAFT
WEDNESDAYS, AUG 30-Oct 25, 2023
6:30-9:30 pm | $420*
Amanda Melby, Head Coach
Deposit of 1/3, 1/2 or full tuition must be put down to secure spot in the class. If choosing three payments, 1st is due at registration, 2nd three weeks prior to class and third one week prior to class. if choosing 2 payment option, second payment is due by one week prior to class start. No cancellations or refunds one week prior to class start.
* +$25 registration fee for new students.
Learn what the focus of the class is from Owner/Head Coach Amanda Melby.